Classified Washington Management Service

Managing WMS Growth

  • There were 4,498 WMS employees as of March 31, 2017.
  • The WMS biennial cap established in 2007 ensures management of WMS growth.
  • The current biennial cap is 7.5 percent
  • For additional information, see Washington Management Service.

 

 

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Definitions:
Manager (M): Positions manage program(s), budget(s) and staff. This is a traditional managerial role.
Policy Adviser (P): Positions have significant authority for policy development, implementation and interpretation in a designated program area. Provides expert consultation or advice to executive management with significant policy impact. Positions are not typically in charge of staff.
Consultant/Expert (C): Positions exist based on expertise necessary for an agency's specific operational area. Serves as a consultant or technical expert for a recognized discipline which may be acquired through an advanced degree or a field of expertise. Positions are not typically in charge of staff.

Notes:
Includes permanent and nonpermanent employees.
Executive branch only (excluding higher education institutions).
Does not include legislative and judicial branch agencies.

Last Updated: 04/10/2017
Time Period: 6/30/2013–03/31/2017
Update Frequency: quarterly (end of fiscal quarter)